UNIQLO to Open Ten New Stores in the U.S. This Fall

             UNIQLO to Open Ten New Stores in the U.S. This Fall

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 11, 2013

NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer,
will open 10 more U.S. stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and
California this fall. The new stores will expand the brand's U.S. presence to
a total of 17 stores, in addition to the Uniqlo.com online shopping platform
which opened in October of 2012.

To staff the new stores, UNIQLO will take on the ambitious plan to hire and
train several hundred full-time and part-time employees at all levels.

The new UNIQLO stores represent the company's goal for a continued expansion
within the important U.S. market. The new stores will be in shopping centers
and retail mall spaces and will all carry the innovative casual clothing
UNIQLO provides for Men, Women, and Kids. The 10 new UNIQLO locations are:

Two stores in New Jersey

  oBridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater, NJ
  oMenlo Park Mall in Edison, NJ

Three stores in New York

  oAtlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn, NY
  oStaten Island Mall in Staten Island, NY
  oSmith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY

One store in Connecticut

  oWestfield Trumbull Shopping Center in Trumbull, CT

Four stores in California

  oHillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, CA
  oWestfield Valley Fair Mall inSanta Clara, CA
  oStonestown Galleria in San Francisco, CA
  oBay Street in Emeryville, CA

"UNIQLO is ready to take our next step in our U.S. expansion by opening more
smaller format and mall stores in the regions surrounding our current
flagships stores in the Tri-State and Northern California regions," said Larry
Meyer, COO of UNIQLO's USA business and Fast Retailing Group Senior Vice
President. "Our goal is to continue to build brand awareness for new potential
customers, and greater loyalty from our fans, with more convenient access to
our high quality clothing and exceptional customer service."

There are currently seven open U.S. stores, including three in New York City
(5th Ave., 34th St., SoHo New York), two in New York State (Westchester's
Ridge Hill, Palisades Center), one in Paramus, NJ (Westfield Garden State
Plaza), and one in San Francisco, CA (Union Square).

For more information on open positions, you can visit www.uniqlo.com.

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co. (FR), a leading global Japanese retail
holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under six main
brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, Princesse tam.tam, Theory,
and UNIQLO. With global sales of 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year
ending August 31, 2012, FR is the world's fourth largest apparel retail
company and UNIQLO is Japan's leading specialty retailer. Today UNIQLO has
more than 1,100 stores in 14 markets, namely in Japan, China, France, Hong
Kong, Indonesia Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan,
Thailand, U.K. and U.S. UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of
the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing
efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. UNIQLO operates an
integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and
sells high-quality, casual apparel in line with its 'Made for All' philosophy.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing
conventional wisdom and change the world, FR is dedicated to creating great
clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.
For more information about UNIQLO and other FR brands, please visit
www.uniqlo.com or www.fastretailing.com

SOURCE UNIQLO

Website: http://www.uniqlo.com
Contact: Melissa DiSalvo, UNIQLO, Melissa.DiSalvo@uniqlo-usa.com, O: (212)
359-8314, Rose Swarbrick, Starworks Group, Rose.Swarbrick@starworksgroup.com,
O: (646) 336-5920, or Shannon Welch, Starworks Group,
Shannon.Welch@starworksgroup.com, O: (646) 336-5920
 
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